2017 Backbencher Merlot
2019 The Senator Chardonnay Viognier$25.00Member: $20.00
Like the Senator, this wine is elegant and stylish with a touch of complexity. It is a textured wine that has layers of stone fruit flavours, apricot from the viognier and peach from the chardonnay.
It displays the creaminess and buttery flavours from the chardonnay and the silky lush texture of viognier with subtle apricot flavours.
Made from the cool climate fruit from the Jeir Station Vineyard, this is a delicate wine with a lingering finish.
2019 The Frontbencher Shiraz$27.00Member: $21.60
A Frontbencher is a member of the Ministry and spokesperson for the Government. Like a good frontbencher, our shiraz speaks volumes about our wines.
Seamless and distinct, this shiraz is rich, long flavoured, with soft tannins, fragrant spice, pepper and dark berry fruit. This wine displays eminence and class. It is fantastic with chargrilled lamb or a thick sirloin.
2019 The Backbencher Merlot$27.00Member: $21.60
Backbenchers do not have a seat in the ministry and individually have little power to influence policy. Merlot has always taken a backseat compared to more fashionable wines.
Although often misunderstood, when carefully crafted in the vineyard and winery, merlot can be a rich, full flavoured, yet smoot and soft wine.
This wine displays a rich spectrum of plum and spiced berry fruits. Wonderful with roast beef, smoked meats and for afternoon tea with fruit cake.